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Being Positive

ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

Heartbreak and the road back to sanity

This is a young woman’s story of healing from a sudden breakup, self-harm and thoughts of suicide.

Materialism is just a judgment

Here’s Madison’s story about taking a stand against materialism.

When you get knocked down, get back up.

This is Kalee's story of how she discovered that healing is possible after experiencing sexual abuse and drug addiction.

Breaking away from my family’s problems to make my own path

Here’s a young woman’s story about breaking free from her family and creating a new pattern for her life.


A poem by Shane about first impressions, accepting differences, and recognizing similarities in people.

9 months of my life that I wish I could get back

How a young woman used humor, creativity, and a positive attitude to cope with her new role of caretaker.

Missing her every day

This is a story about a young woman who is learning how to cope with the loss of her best friend.

So much more than good enough

This is the story of a young woman who recovered from a long battle with anorexia and thoughts of self-loathing.

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